June 7 will forever be the know for the color purple.
That’s because Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has officially declared June 7 “Prince Day” to mark what would have been Prince’s 58th birthday.
According to the announcements from the governor’s office, “Minnesotans are encouraged to wear purple on Prince Day in honor of The Purple One’s enduring legacy.”
He cites Prince’s contributions “not only to the global catalogue of music genres, but to Minnesota’s worldwide prominence and its economic growth.”
Prince Day came following the introduction of the PRINCE Act (Personal Rights in Names Can Endure).
Not long after Prince passed away, Rep. Joe Hoppe introduced a bill to Minnesota legislature that was to be entitled the PRINCE Act, which amazingly stands for Personal Rights in Names Can Endure.
The bill would have protected the name and image of an artist for up to 50 years after they pass away, restricting commercial and other usage.
Though the PRINCE Act was not passed we are still gonna party in our of the purple one. Happy Birthday Prince!